So far today, apart from the running about and the resolutions and the updates, Joline and I managed to coax Mar Garcia Sanz onto the rooftop for a few personal images as she is now on the EGP Committee. I also managed to set the seed for her to write a blog for her term. I managed to get time to discuss torture and intimidation at a personal level with a delegate this morning. I have posted the press releases, checked the stats, updated Facebook pages, captioned images.
For all the information about the EGP Autumn Council in Athens, Greece, including the new Committee and the accepted resolutions.
Blog: The Council is here because the European Greens wanted to make a blatant, open, clear act of support to the Greek people. We are here discussing the future of Europe, our social and economic future. We are discussing European partnerships and possibilities. We are here because we believe Greece - along with the other severely weakened and threatened European states - is part of Europe. Wanted. Needed. We are building our vision for the future of Europe in full display to the Greek people.
The question is, should I join the demonstration or not? The Greek people are protesting for u,s too. For the populations in Europe. They are only the first who are demanded such a tremendous effort. And today 100 000 protestators of angry people took to the streets of Athens as Greek Parliament is about to narrowly vote a new austerity package.
It was always a possibility, even before we left Brussels. Afterall, the general strike had been declared, the dates set (in stone). There would be massive disruption throughout Greece on the very days we would cross over the border and then take the final leg to the sat of democracy.
Is a that what you call a change in timetables, involving an early arrival?
After a wonderful day in Sofia with our friends from Zelenite, we had to take the decision on how to deal with the general strike that was announced for Greece on 6th and 7th.